A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - generally running a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can get several things done automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly 3 very simple steps when you acquire a web hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with different hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.